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Low-Fat Breaded Zucchini Recipe Low Carb

 

Ingredients

Servings: 7, Serving Size: cup  |  Prep Time: 10 minutes

 

Cooking spray

2 egg whites

cup cornmeal

cup grated Parmesan cheese

tsp garlic powder

tsp ground black pepper

3 medium zucchini, cut into 2-inch pieces

 

Nutrition Facts

 

Exchanges/Choices:

Starch

1 Vegetable

 

Calories 70

   Calories from Fat 15

Total Fat 1.5g

   Saturated Fat 0.6g

   Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 5mg

Sodium 50mg

Total Carbohydrate 11g

   Dietary Fiber 2g

   Sugars 2g

Protein 4g

Cooking Methods

  1. Preheat oven to 375F / 190C. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg whites. In a separate bowl, mix cornmeal, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder and ground black pepper.
  3. Dip each zucchini piece in egg whites and then in cornmeal mixture to coat.
  4. Evenly distribute the coated zucchini over the baking sheet and spray zucchini with cooking spray. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until golden brown.

 

Fun Facts / Cooking Tips

Cooking Tips, Kitchen Tips and Fun Facts

Not many people know that cornmeal is a good source of whole grain food. Milled yellow corn products are loaded with antioxidants and carotenoids. They are helpful in preventing cancer and cardiovascular disease. The milling process also makes key vitamins and nutrients easier for the body to absorb. This healthy recipe provides a good example on how to use cornmeal. You can also apply this breaded method to other vegetables or even fish.

 

 

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